Clostridium perfringens and Staphylococcus epidermidis Polymicrobial septic arthritis. A case report

C. M. McAllister, D. Zillmer, N. J. Cobelli

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Septic arthritis caused by Clostridium perfringens is extremely rare. Previously there has been only one report of Clostridium perfringens in combination with an aerobe causing septic arthritis. This report presents a 23-year-old man with a mixed aerobic/anaerobic septic arthritis treated with intravenous antibiotics and repeated surgical drainage. It is the only report to date of a polymicrobial septic arthritis involving both Staphylococcus epidermidis and Clostridium perfringens. This report and a review of the literature demonstrate the existence of polymicrobial septic arthritis and illustrate its fulminant nature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-247
Number of pages3
JournalClinical orthopaedics and related research
Issue number241
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1989


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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